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Second ‘Putnam County Passport Saturday’ to be Held

Second ‘Putnam County Passport Saturday’ to be Held

In recognition that September is “National Passport Awareness Month” and the upcoming holiday travel season, the Putnam County Clerk’s Office is hosting a “Second 2014 Putnam County Passport Saturday” at its office located at 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York on Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to provide passport information to […]

Reckless Country, Carmel

Reckless Country, Carmel

Jaime Ferrucio was looking for a way to live the best of both worlds. Hoping to work from home, while still working a job that paid enough to make her financially independent, Ferrucio decided to make the bold move of starting her own online clothing company called Reckless Country. Having a 9-year-old daughter who is […]

Health Department Schedules Three Flu Clinics; First Set for September 22

Health Department Schedules Three Flu Clinics; First Set for September 22

Skilled and experienced nurses at the Putnam County Department of Health are ready to administer countless flu vaccinations this season at three fall flu clinics. Getting vaccinated as early as possible has advantages since it takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop and provide protection. The first flu vaccination clinic is Monday, September 22 […]

Town of Kent Felt ‘Besieged’ by County Health Dept. Over Summer

Town of Kent Felt ‘Besieged’ by County Health Dept. Over Summer

Summer might be over and kids might be in school rather than at the beach, but that doesn’t mean some Town of Kent public officials and residents aren’t still fuming over actions taken by Putnam County’s Department of Health. Over the month of August, Supervisor Maureen Fleming expressed frustration and exasperation in an interview, citing […]

Repub. Candidate for Lt. Gov. Visits Putnam as Fight Against Cuomo Heightens

Repub. Candidate for Lt. Gov. Visits Putnam as Fight Against Cuomo Heightens

Addressing everything from repealing the SAFE Act and improving a weak economic climate in New York, to a primary night that exposed sitting Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Christopher Moss had a straightforward conversation with roughly 50 attendees Wednesday night at the Paladin Center in Carmel. Fresh off of a New […]

Business Profile: Spotlight Studios, Mahopac

Business Profile: Spotlight Studios, Mahopac

When Kristi Tumminia teaches dance, she puts everything she has into it. That’s not hard for her though, considering the passion she has for performing everyday and the desire to see her students excel. “I’m all about working for it and living through your dancing,” Tumminia, the owner of Spotlight Studios in Mahopac, said. Spotlight […]

Thirteen Suspects Nabbed by Sheriff’s Office During Compliance Check

Thirteen Suspects Nabbed by Sheriff’s Office During Compliance Check

Every year, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department conducts a sweeping alcoholic beverage sales compliance check that carries on for several weeks over the summer. With Putnam County Communities that Care Coalition aiding in the funding for the initiative, the sheriff’s narcotics enforcement unit nabbed 13 individuals arrested and accused of selling alcoholic beverages to underage […]

Putnam Primary Election Night Coverage Keys in on Two Leg. Races

Putnam Primary Election Night Coverage Keys in on Two Leg. Races

Primary night in Putnam County saw newcomer Toni Addonizio emerge victorious in dominating fashion over incumbent Lou Tartaro and a race between incumbent Dini LoBue and challenger Amy Sayegh that still has plenty of script left to be written. In the Legislative 3 race, Addonizio pulled away from Tartaro and won with ease in the […]

Board of Election Could Take Over Cold Spring’s Polling

Board of Election Could Take Over Cold Spring’s Polling

The Village of Cold Spring may not be running its own election next year. During a work session Tuesday night, while far from concrete, village trustees discussed having the Putnam County Board of Elections (BOE) run Cold Spring’s elections, rather than the municipality handling it by itself. Mayor Ralph Falloon said looking for ways to […]

Breast Cancer Symposium at Putnam Hospital Center

Breast Cancer Symposium at Putnam Hospital Center

After the initial shock of a breast cancer diagnosis, where do you turn? Patients who have a complete understanding of their disease and treatment plan can have improved outcomes. Unfortunately, many do not know about the “patient specific” approach used in formulating the best treatment plan. Putnam Hospital Center is looking to change that. A […]

Butterfield Project Moves Forward in Cold Spring

Butterfield Project Moves Forward in Cold Spring

By Neal Rentz The site of a former hospital in Cold Spring that has remained dormant for 25 years may be moving closer toward being developed. Representatives of the Butterfield Project appeared before the Cold Spring Planning Board at the Sept. 3 work session. Butterfield Realty is proposing a mixed use project on the 5.7 […]

Calls for Senior Center at Butterfield Loud, But Not Unanimous

Calls for Senior Center at Butterfield Loud, But Not Unanimous

Although she died a couple of years ago, Gloria Larese can still recall a Philipstown resident and senior citizen by the name of Nancy, who for all her life was hoping for a new senior center to frequent on the western side of Putnam County. But as time dragged on, Nancy began to wonder if […]

Mahopac High and Middle School Out of Lockdown

Mahopac High and Middle School Out of Lockdown

The Mahopac School District held its first day of school Thursday, but that doesn’t necessarily mean things carried on without a hitch. Both Mahopac High and Middle school were on lockdown after a fleeing suspect was thought to be in the area. The two schools are currently back to normal, according to Mahopac School District’s […]

Business Profile: Curious Comebacks, Carmel

Business Profile: Curious Comebacks, Carmel

Over the past four years, Anne Peppis has run Curious Comebacks not as a means to make loads of money, but as a spot in town to meet people and make good friends. As someone who was already retired from her first career in the fashion business, Peppis, a Kent resident, still wanted something to […]

Murphy Touts Fiscal, Conservative Issues in State Senate Run

Murphy Touts Fiscal, Conservative Issues in State Senate Run

When weighing a run for the 40th state Senate District seat, Terrence Murphy and his wife, Caroline, discussed the possibility of moving south where the cost of living would be more affordable or staying and getting involved in their community and state. It’s a conversation the couple also had when Murphy ran for Yorktown Town […]

Water and Sewer Bill in Dispute and Under Review

Water and Sewer Bill in Dispute and Under Review

A $24,000 water and sewer bill, in which the Village of Brewster imposed retroactively on two long time residents, is now in dispute as Thomas and Anna Almond came face to face with the village board last Wednesday—and brought an attorney with them. The Almonds, who were charged a sewer bill of $12,176.49 and a […]

Putnam DA Charges Zaimi’s Lawyer with Witness Tampering, Bribery

Putnam DA Charges Zaimi’s Lawyer with Witness Tampering, Bribery

By Janine Bowen Westchester County attorney George Galgano was indicted Thursday afternoon on several charges including bribing a witness and tampering with a witness. Galgano, 40, pled not guilty to the two felony charges, as well as misdemeanor charges of conspiracy. The witness involved was the victim of a sexual assault case that Mahopac restaurant […]

Business Profile: Sairani Market, Mahopac

Business Profile: Sairani Market, Mahopac

 When Rose Naeem moved from Pakistan to the United States in 1999, she wasn’t awfully homesick because much of her family was already in the states. But still, nothing could replicate the food and culture that she experienced while living and growing up in the Middle East. “I miss it,’ Rose said of the culture. […]

Wagner: I Will be Putnam County’s Senator

Wagner: I Will be Putnam County’s Senator

Flanked by several of his union supporters, Justin Wagner, the Democratic candidate in the 40th state senate district, called for infrastructure improvements during an Aug. 13 press conference in his recently opened Putnam County campaign office in Brewster. Wagner said improving the infrastructure of the region would create jobs. Better Internet service is one area […]

Putnam’s IDA to Move Forward Without CEO

Putnam’s IDA to Move Forward Without CEO

After months of scrutiny from legislators, the Putnam County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is moving forward, and doing so without its chief executive officer. Mahopac resident Neal Sullivan, who has served as the CEO for the IDA for less than a year, was relieved of his duties by IDA board chairman Richard Ruchala a few […]

Under Fire Again, Levy Sued by Zaimi for $130 million

Under Fire Again, Levy Sued by Zaimi for $130 million

The lawsuit carousel involving Putnam County’s top two law enforcement officials continues to go round and round with no end in sight with a new suit recently filed. While he’s still in the middle of defending a rape charge against him, Mahopac restaurateur Lani “Ariano” Zaimi filed a $130 million lawsuit against embattled sitting District […]

Retroactive Bill for 24K Sent to Brewster Senior Citizen

Retroactive Bill for 24K Sent to Brewster Senior Citizen

One Brewster resident is set to receive a colossal bill from the village that left trustees raising their eyebrows. The village board passed a resolution unanimously (with trustee Terry Stockburger not present) last Wednesday that put in motion a retroactive water bill and sewer bill that totaled more than $24,000 to be sent to Thomas […]

FBI Probes Actions Surrounding Suspect’s Attempted Escape from Custody

FBI Probes Actions Surrounding Suspect’s Attempted Escape from Custody

The events surrounding an incident at Carmel Town Hall involving a suspected bank robber and two Putnam County sheriff’s supervisors is now under investigation by the FBI, the county sheriff’s department confirmed last week. Sheriff Don Smith requested federal authorities look into the actions of the two sheriff supervisors after the alleged bank robber, 29-year-old […]

Lakes Around Putnam Closed Due to Algae

Lakes Around Putnam Closed Due to Algae

Green algae in bodies of water around Putnam County have put a damper on the final stretch of summer for residents, with closures at multiple beaches. The county’s Department of health confirmed Tonetta Lake is closed and all three Lake Peekskill beaches are closed until further notice because of green algae. The closings have been […]

Overtime Costs Hit Putnam Hard Over Summer Months

Overtime Costs Hit Putnam Hard Over Summer Months

Recent special events within Putnam County, some private, some public, have resulted in hefty overtime costs during the summer months this year, as discussed at a July 28 Audit Committee meeting. The most controversial one, the Tilly Foster Country Fair, initiated by the county executive office resulted in an overtime cost of close to $12,000 […]

Wagner Releases Final Portion of Tax Plan

Wagner Releases Final Portion of Tax Plan

Cutting taxes and making the Lower Hudson Valley affordable have become talking points of this year’s campaign cycle for candidates vying for state office. Justin Wagner certainly isn’t the exception to that rule. Wagner, a Democrat running for the 40th district senate seat, released the final part of his proposed three point tax plan last […]

Business Profile: THEX[TRA]CHANGE, Mahopac

Business Profile: THEX[TRA]CHANGE, Mahopac

On the weekends, it’s almost a sure bet Louie Maiello is scouring local tag sales around the Lower Hudson Valley region in search of items and mementos not wanted anymore. He’s done it for years and has always enjoyed it. “I always had a infatuation with going to tag sales on the weekend, finding stuff […]

Coming up Short in Polls, Astorino Keeps Plugging Along

Coming up Short in Polls, Astorino Keeps Plugging Along

Down in the polls, at a severe fundraising disadvantage and campaigning in a state where many voters still don’t know who he is hasn’t seemed to curb Rob Astorino’s confidence and enthusiasm as he battles incumbent Andrew Cuomo for the office of New York State Governor this November. On July 28, Astorino, the Westchester County […]

Women’s Resource Center Holds Restaurant Raffle

Women’s Resource Center Holds Restaurant Raffle

Enjoy dining out and supporting a good cause? Well, here is a chance to do both. The Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is holding their annual “Restaurant Raffle” where lucky winners will have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to some of the finest restaurants in the Hudson Valley, while supporting the efforts […]

Business Profile: CrossFit OSA, Fitness Redefined, Kent

Business Profile: CrossFit OSA, Fitness Redefined, Kent

The difference Gary Sorrentino saw in his body after starting CrossFit was remarkable. Always someone who used to exercise as a bodybuilder strictly lifting weights, Sorrentino was always strong and had the muscles to prove it. But when he started CrossFit in December 2010, he knew almost immediately this was how he wanted to stay […]